Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 12-9-19

Isaiah 11:1-5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Lord offers his children the fullness of his peace: spiritual rest, security, and stability as we abide in his holy presence. The peace of God emanates outward; it begins as a seed in our hearts and grows as an expression of the new life Jesus brings. We need to identify our fears and take them captive, because the enemy uses that fear and wrong thinking to rob us of this promise from God. According to the Apostle Paul, “We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ (2 Cor. 10:5). Are you taking advantage of the peace the Lord offers you?

Let us take time today to praise Jesus Messiah for his ministry in the past, the power of the Word in the present, and the promise of a future that is governed by the standard of Peace he sets forth.

Isaiah 11:1-5 Peace at Last

11 Like a branch that sprouts
from a stump,
someone from David’s family
will someday be king.

2 The Spirit of the Lord
will be with him
to give him understanding,
wisdom, and insight.
He will be powerful,
and he will know
and honor the Lord.

3 His greatest joy will be
to obey the Lord.
This king won’t judge
by appearances
or listen to rumors.

4 The poor and the needy
will be treated with fairness
and with justice.
His word will be law
everywhere in the land,
and criminals
will be put to death.

5 Honesty and fairness
will be his royal robes.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the security you offer me. I want the fulness of your peace. Help me to stay in that place and forbid fear or wrong thinking to have any power in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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